Archive - 2013

Monday Night Raw TV report for 12/23/2013

RAW

It’s the Christmas episode of Raw tonight, which means there will be a lot of “nice-ness,” right? Nope! It’s still WWE, so the usual feuds shall go on. What is the status of Daniel Bryan following The Wyatt Family’s assault on him from Smackdown? Also, Erik Rowan and Luke Harper picked up a big win over Tag-Team...

Jeff Jarrett resigns from TNA Wrestling

Jeff Jarrett

Jeff Jarrett announced on his Twitter today that he is gone from TNA effective immediately. “On December 22nd, 2013 I officially resigned from TNA Entertainment. Thanks to everyone involved for all the fantastic memories! #grateful,” Jarrett wrote in a simple tweet announcing his departure. Jarrett, along with his father Jerry, founded the...

RAW preview for tonight’s taped broadcast

RAW

Tonight’s Monday Night RAW will not be live as the show was taped last week to give the crew some time off for the holidays. Scheduled for the taped broadcast are: a 12-Diva Jingle Bells match; Sin Cara vs Curtis Axel; The Wyatt Family vs Daniel Bryan, Cody Rhodes, and Goldust; a singing contest between 3MB, Xavier Woods, R-Truth, and the...

One less movie in theaters for Dwayne Johnson in 2014

The Rock (Movies)

Dwayne Johnson will have one less movie on screens in 2014 as his involvement in the Fast & Furious 7 movie is being pushed for an April 2015 release following the death of one of the main actors, Paul Walker. Johnson wrapped up his filming for Fast 7 a while ago but it’s likely that he will be recalled to film additional scenes since the...

TNA issues press release on Magnus winning World title

Magnus

TNA Wrestling issued a press release today announcing that Magnus became the first ever British wrestler to win a World Heavyweight title for a major American wrestling organization after over 100 years. “It is truly an honour and a privilege to be the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion. I’m looking forward to bringing the title belt back...

AJ Styles and TNA resume contract negotiations

AJ Styles

AJ Styles and TNA Wrestling have restarted negotiations to reach a deal which would bring Styles back to the company after he became a free agent this past Monday. Styles has already accepted several independent bookings as part of his Phenomenal One Tour, taking him all over the place in the indy scene with his first date being on December...

Dwayne Johnson confirms deal with HBO for new show

The Rock (Movies)

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has confirmed that he has partnered up with HBO and Entourage producers for a new show called Ballers. The half-hour dramedy will follow the lives of several Miami-based active and retired athletes according to Deadline. Mark Wahlberg – who the Rock worked with on Pain and Gain – and Stephen Levinson will...

Batista advertised for upcoming WWE event in Las Vegas

Batista

PWInsider.com is reporting that Batista is being advertised for an upcoming non-televised live event in Las Vegas, Nevada, on February 16. The website says that WWE sources confirmed that the former WWE and World Heavyweight champion is expected to return possibly at the Royal Rumble as one of the surprise entrants. Batista left WWE in 2010 after...

Chavo Guerrero gone from TNA Wrestling

Chavo Guerrero

TNA Wrestling issued a press release about the firing of Chavo Guerrero after last night’s Feast or Fired segment on Impact. The Feast or Fired match features a briefcase hanging at all four ring posts with each case containing a different title shots and a pink slip. Out of the 4 Feast or Fired matches that have been done in TNA so far, two of...

Magnus becomes the new TNA champion at Impact

Magnus

TNA’s Magnus was crowned the new World champion yesterday on Impact after defeating Jeff Hardy for the vacant title. The road to the title consisted of the British-born wrestler to defeat Samoa Joe, Kurt Angle, and then Jeff Hardy in the tournament to crown the new champion. The final match was contested in a Dixieland match at the Final...

Punk, Kofi, Fandango, and AJ in a funny all star bowling match

CM Punk

WWE Superstars CM Punk, Kofi Kingston, Fandango, and AJ Lee appeared on the latest episode of Chris Hardwick’s All Star Bowling on The Nerdist Channel earlier today. The WWE crew took on the Nerdist team featuring Chris Hardwick, Ron Funches, Matt Mira, and Matt Cohen in an All Star Celebrity Bowling match. Sporting WWE t-shirts, the WWE...

WWE crew and the boss visiting troops overseas

Vince Mcmahon

WWE Superstars Big Show and R-Truth are tagging along with WWE Divas Alicia Fox and Eva Marie and supervised by the big boss, Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, as they bring some holiday cheer to troops stationed overseas. The yearly mini-trip, which replaces the massive production of hosting Tribute to the Troops overseas, seems to be visiting...

CMT picks up Steve Austin’s new show Broken Skull Ranch

Steve Austin

CMT issued a press release announcing several new shows that will premiere on the network in 2014, one of which is led by WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin. Titled Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Ranch, the ten one-hour episodes will premiere in June and will see eight elite athletes to his ranch in Texas to test their strength, stamina and...

Eva Marie up for votes for Maxim Hot 100 list

Eva Marie

Chalk one up for WWE Diva Eva Marie! The newbie, who has made her name on the recently finished Total Divas on E! has been nominated for Maxim’s Hot 100 list. Eva Marie has a tough, tough challenge competing against tons of other super hot women from all forms of sports and entertainment to make it to the list. To vote go to .

RAW rating for 12/16/2013

RAW

The post-TLC Monday Night RAW drew a 2.95 rating with a total of 4,112,000 viewers which is down 40,000 viewers from the Slammy RAW of the previous week. Hour one of the show drew 4,417,000 viewers, followed by 4,297,000 in the second hour, and 3,886,000 in the third and final hour. The show suffered a whopping 411,000 viewers drop between the...

WWE taping television shows for the holidays this week

WWE

WWE taped the December 23 edition of Monday Night RAW for next week last night in Austin, Texas, but will have the December 30 RAW live as usual. The company is also taping two episodes of Smackdown tonight and tomorrow which will air on December 26 and January 2 respectively. WWE Superstars, Divas, and crew will have a few days off for the...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 12/16/2013

RAW

Alright, it’s over 24 hours since T.L.C. and do we have ONE Champion? Do we have a NEW landscape in the WWE? Do we finally have a CLEAN finish from a big, important match? (Which, was really built extremely well last week!) I predicted that Randy Orton (with my Dad’s opinion) needed this win more, and I’m still sticking with it...

Total Divas season one finale rating

Total Divas

The final episode of season one of Total Divas drew 1,295,000 viewers, up 95,000 viewers from episode 13 last week. The season finale went head-to-head with the TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs pay-per-view. In this 14-episode first season, Total Divas was a surprise hit for WWE and E!, usually benefitting from the audience of Keeping Up With The...

WWE hopes to secure millions in new TV deal for all shows

WWE

Variety has an excellent article regarding the upcoming WWE negotiations over their television shows RAW, Smackdown, Main Event, Saturday Morning Slam, and Total Divas. All shows are up for renewal at the same time, something that WWE has done for the first time after two years of “quietly lining up rights to expire simultaneously in an effort...